Help Us ID An Incredible Mystery

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David Greenlees
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We need help at http://theoldmotor.com/  to ID the chassis and the coach work on this unknown car. We have already proven that It is NOT a Mercedes or a Benz and we think that it maybe on a six-cylinder chassis, possibly a 1912 or later Fiat Six.

What we do know is that the picture was taken in Michigan and the license plates appear to be from 1914. I believe it is a remodeled car as the hood and the radiator along with the L-shaped shelf at the top of the body look to be not by a professional coach building firm. Has anyone seen the distinct ridge as can be seen under the doors on any coach work before? It may be a clue that will help at least ID the coach builder.The post on our site can be found at The Great Unknown if you know and details about this car. 

 

mikeC
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I cannot offer any positive identification, but I would suggest that the car is not heavily modified, but is fairly typical of the Prince Heinrich style as seen here:

 http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/vernonderby/1912AustroDaimler22-80.jpg

1912 Austro Daimler 22/80hp

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/vernonderby/1913Mercedes37-90.jpg

1913 Mercedes 37/90hp

 

mikeC
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mikeC
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Hmm... My efforts at posting pictures don't seem to work!

Never mind, click on the links in the first post to see what I mean.

harris speedster
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Morning guys,

This is really quite the interesting automobile.

Yes it does bare quite the resemblance to the photo link attached above.

Soooo many builders of great cars that need to be identified and noted in historical archives, as each deserves.

P.J, from Italy has posted the picture at autopuzzles to help out.

Perhaps it will be identified, these guys are big time history buffs.

Love the site here >> and it is viewed by many around the world, great work and topics !!

John

Home of the exotic 1935 Harris fwd speedster

mikeC
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Here's another Austro Daimler for consideration: